Dwight Howard is going through a lot after death of baby mother, Danny Green says
Dwight Howard has been showing ambivalence towards playing in the NBA’s resumed season in Orlando and has still not given the Los Angeles Lakers an official answer yet about his status.
Beyond just societal issues, Howard is having family issues, one teammate says.
Danny Green was on his “Inside the Green Room” show and talked about Howard’s situation.
“I talked to Dwight, and there are just some things that are bigger than basketball. You never know what’s going on with guys’ families. Just hearing in the background what Dwight’s going through, I understood fully. There’s more than one thing going on in his life beyond the protests … the loss of his baby mother, but there’s lots going on that people don’t know about,” Green said.
By Wednesday, we’ll know which players declined to join the season resumption in Orlando. With a number of concerns, including social injustice, @DwightHoward & Avery Bradley might sit out.
@DGreen_14 gives @HarrisonSanford his thoughts https://t.co/Sw79CzPVOi pic.twitter.com/MJSYtC9Tbm
— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) June 23, 2020
Melissa Rios, the mother of Howard’s 6-year-old son, died in late March due to a fatal epileptic seizure.
Melissa Rios, the mother of Dwight Howard's six-year-old son, died a little over a month ago due to epilepsy. During a call with reporters, he shared the difficulty of having to explain that to his son, and also his gratitude that he is able to spent time with his kids right now.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 15, 2020
Howard has five children by five women and has more going on even beyond Rios’ death, according to Green.
A recent report said the Lakers felt Howard would still participate in the restarted season next month.